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Jan 16, 2010 7:00am EST
and will try to check in with us. the pictures and the numbers tell a story of deepening desperation and heart break. here's what we know. the haitian government believes between 100 and 200,000 people were killed. 40,000 have been buried in mass graves. among survivors, between 2 million and 3 million people are in need of food, water, shelter and medical care. >> the united states is mounting a record. military personnel are in haiti or on navy and coast guard ships and by monday that will be more than 10,000. along with relief agencies, they will face a population desperate for help with patience wearing thin. >> hillary clinton will get a firsthand look visiting haiti today and president obama will meet with former president clinton and george w. bush in enlisting their help in a fund-raising effort for earthquake relief. >> we have extended coverage in haiti and across the border in the dominican republic. an exclusive interview from a student who survived the quake and made her way home, but four classmates are among the missing. >> we begin with carrie sanders live in port-au-
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Jan 11, 2010 9:00am EST
temperatures entitle mid teens in some places. it is a major concern for fruit growers who are using sprinklers to put ice on their crops to try to protect them from the deep freeze. nato officials say that three american service members died today in a battle with militants in southern afghanistan. >>> gas prices are up 14 cents a gallon in the last three weeks, according to the lundberg survey to an average of $2.74 a gallon for regular. that's the highest level in more than a year. >>> police in milwaukee are hoping the surveillance video will help them catch a man who recently through a molotov cocktail at a gas station cashier, no one was hurt in the incident. >>> a study released today suggests an increasing number of american and high school and college students are wrestling with anxiety and depression, five times the number of those dealing with it during the great depression. an expert speculated that pop culture obsessed with appearance, status and wealth has contributed to mental health issues. and for the fourth weekend in a row, "avatar" held onto the top spot at the bo
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Jan 20, 2010 7:00am EST
brown is with us exclusively. >>> and manhunt. police in virginia desperately searching for a man accused of gunning down eight people, and they've surrounded a wooded area where they believe he's hiding today, wednesday, january 20th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. and more bad news out of haiti. that aftershock that struck just after 6:00 a.m. eastern time was 36 miles outside of port-au-prince, and it is believed to be the strongest aftershock since last week's quake. >> as you might imagine, it rattled a lot of nerves in an already devastated country, sending people screaming and running outside, including nbc's lester holt, who is there. lester, what was it like? how long did it last? >> reporter: well, we were just discussing that. you know, it's hard to know how long it lasted. our guess is 15 to 20 seconds. i was on the second floor of the structure we're using here where our satellite and transmission facilities are, sitting at a desk, and it s
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Jan 13, 2010 7:00am EST
buildings may be poorly built, matt. >> as you heard michelle kosinski tell us, american missionary jillian thorpe was pulled safely from the rubble of a collapsed building in port-au-prince. her husband, frank thorpe jr., who happened to be an intern with us here on "today," helped with that rescue and also is with us by phone. frank, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. >> just talk to me about this. i know you were several hours away from port-au-prince when the quake struck. you knew that jillian was in the capital city, perhaps in difficulty. describe your trip into the city and what you saw along the way. >> well, you know, we were walking around about 100 miles north of port-au-prince, and we felt the earthquake, but it was just a smaller quake up there. we actually thought it was funny, but the fact was that we had no cell phone reception there, so we had no idea what was going on. but we heard a rumor that it had hit port-au-prince really hard, so we came here as soon as we could. and we got here and jillian was -- my wife and also one other person were trapped. >> was it ch
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Jan 13, 2010 9:00am EST
of shelves. members of congress want hearings on the use of the known carcinogen in jewelry. six minutes past the hour. >> natalie, thank you very much. we want to get a check of the weather now. al is, as i mentioned, on his way to natalie. chris cimino is filling in. >> we have what's left of our crowd. the brave, the few hanging out here. about a year ago around this time, what's your name? >> jennifer. >> you are going to do the same thing did you last year. that's what? >> we are going on a cruise for ten days. >> cold in the northeast. good news over the next several days, okay, yeah, you heard me, we expect to see mild air work its way through the country. down south, that's our concern. it is going to be sunny the next couple of days. the search and rescue missions in haiti. it will be quite hot. temperatures in the upper 80s to 90 degrees. probably for all of the rescue workers, dehydration will become an issue with the power outage as well. water will be needed down there. that's for sure. rest of country, stormy in the west coast. mainly up against the coast of heavier
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Jan 30, 2010 7:00am EST
didn't send us to washington to fight each other in a political steel cage match to see who comes out alive. >> reporter: republicans began by presenting the president with a booklet of ideas and as many complains mr. obama spent the last year ignoring them. >> multiple times from your administration there have been statements that republicans have no idea of the solutions. >> reporter: other sore spots remain. at the top of the list, jobs and how to create more of them. >> will you consider supporting across the board tax relief. >> reporter: the $787 billion stimulus, target of republican attacks, resulted in two million jobs and hit back at gop critics. >> a lot of you have gone to appear at ribbon cuttings for the same projects you voted against. >> reporter: despite the talk of getting along and bipartisan comedy, there is a desperate struggle for control. many republicans believe in outside experts concur. they had a chance to take back the house in november. how that bodes for bipartisans getting along in washington, only time will tell. >> mike viquiera at the white house, tha
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Jan 1, 2010 7:00am EST
ever done that? >> i used to do it because i used to cover it for wnbc. and, wow! >> you did it as a professional. >> as a job. you had to pay me to go there. >> you know, it's funny, you saw all the smiling faces last night. yet, considering all that happened in the last year -- the recession, swine flu, two wars, away from home. i would imagine there are a lot of people who are not real sorry to put 2009 behind them. >> i think -- the president may northbound that category as well. in 2009 he learned firsthand but the challenges that come with that title of president. and there are sure to be more trying times now that the calendar has flipped to 2010. we're going to get into all of that in a moment. >>> also ahead, as matt mentioned, the economy certainly not worth celebrating in 2009. millions of americans still are struggling to find work. what does the new year hold? cnbc's jim cramer shares his outlook. >>> also having some fun looking back at the lighter momentsf 2009 and looking ahead to what we might expect this year out of the hollywood industry and also the music industry
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Jan 3, 2010 8:00am EST
custody, lester. >> michelle kaczynski, thank you. joining us exclusively are jim and muriel sitton, the parents of makayla. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> jim, if i can begin with you, none of us can begin to understand what it must have been like the last five weeks knowing that he was out there. what was it like to wake up this morning knowing that you're safe. >> actually it was a huge relief to know that the monster is in the cage. the last, you know, ever since we've come back into the house, i've been in protective mode. we've had jupiter police in front of our house and in back protecting us 24 hours a day, seven days a week. even with that i would be inside my house patrolling the different windows, you know, until four or five in the morning just because, you know, paul is unpredictable and i was in protective mode trying to make sure that my family was safe. >> were you surprised that he was still in florida after all these weeks and apparently still driving the car that he was last seen in? >> my theory was that he was within ten miles
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Jan 14, 2010 7:09am EST
. on wednesday, the panel heard from top bankers. nbc's kelly o'donnell joins us now with more from capitol hill. good morning, kelly. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. yes, they were four of wall street's biggest names who came here ready to say their banks were part of the problem, caused part of the mess, but are still concerned about how much any new rules should change. banks' ceos under oath and under new scrutiny. as washington confronted wall street wednesday -- >> people are angry. they have a right to be. >> reporter: -- top executives from bank of america, morgan stanley, jpmorgan chase and goldman sachs admitted some responsibility in the collapse, like risky mortgage deals -- >> we did eat our own cookie and we choked on it. >> reporter: but they acknowledge they were blindsided by the huge drop in the housing market. the execs put most of the blame on the other guys, like the investment firm lehman brothers that went under in 2008. but their banks survived and are back to making profits only after $700 billion in taxpayer bailouts. >> we've paid back 100% of those fu
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Jan 2, 2010 7:00am EST
are not now in use. ohm 40 are deployed for passengers requiring extra security. the secretary of homeland security pushed to buy and install more, but congress resisted, persuaded in part by lobbying that the machines are an invasion of privacy with strip search. >> i talked to a lot of people and debated about why it was important to visualize what was concealed der people's clothing. >> he is a consultant for a company that makes the scanners and they fight deployment for scening, claiming they would be inappropriate as abdulmutallab concealed what he was hiding. >> we have to develop something more effective to defeat the terrorist and doesn't have a huge negative side effect. >>> the obama administration is adding more names to federal watch lists and that affects innocent passengers too. anna garcia, a reporter for knbc in los angeles cannot use curbside check in or get her boarding pass. she is always subjected to screening because a name similar to her is on a watch list. the top commander in the mideast praised leaders in yemen for helping to crack down on terrorists accu
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Jan 19, 2010 7:00am EST
have been destroyed. it took us a little over an hour to make the drive from port-au-prince to leo gong. much of the road is passable. as much as there is to do in port-au-prince, relief efforts haven't even started here. no one is coming. the now homeless monitor a radio for word from the outside. a car battery is the single source of electricity. they share what water and food they have. >> but we have a couple people in the big city, but over here, this is a remote nobody. nobody came help. >> reporter: the government who continues to build up forces here now says it will temporarily allow haitian orphans to come into the u.s. for care. bill clinton, who has deep roots in the country, is convinced with the world's help, haiti can recover. >> they can get out of this. they can build a mono state still. we can go back to what we were doing before the earthquake happened, but we've got to get through this tough spot first. >> reporter: and that, more than anything, is the hard part. this morning, a plane load of 53 haitian orphans is arriving in pittsburgh. pennsylvania's governor rende
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Jan 8, 2010 7:00am EST
birthday. this morning, priscilla presley joins us for an exclusive, live interview from graceland. >> that man could move. >> sure could. >>> let's begin with a blunt assessment from the president about w the alleged christmas day bomber came close to carrying out a devastating attack. nbc's savannah guthrie is at the white house with more on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the president said no single human being or agency led to this failure, so he hasn't fired anyone, but he did not spare the intelligence community a very damning assessment. >> we can't sit on information that could protect the american people. >> reporter: at the helm of a potentially catastrophic failure of the u.s. government, the president said the responsibility for the christmas day near disaster on flight 253 ultimately lies with him. >> i am less interested in passing out blame than i am in learning from and correcting these mistakes to make us safer. for, ultimately, the buck stops with me. >> reporter: while signaling that high-ranking officials' jobs will be spared, the president p
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Jan 10, 2010 8:00am EST
state of florida. flurries and ice reported as far south as miami yesterday. people using whatever they can to scrape off their windshields in florida. not something you would see every day. in fact orlando hit one of the coldest highs its seen in about five years. and several southern states just dealing with treacherous roadways as a result of this system. sheets of ice all the way from dallas in through st. louis in through atlanta. so, lesters are today we are still in the 20s here and again going to be some sleepless nights for the farmers across florida all the way from citrus to strawberries. >> so strange to hear the word flurries and florida in the same sentence. weather channel's julie martin. julie, thank you. so is there any hope in sight for ending this deep freeze? janice huff is upstairs. tell us the good news. >> well, there is good news and hope in sight. it is going to warm up but not today. the temperatures around the region right now range from 1 degree above 0 in chicago to 36 in miami. with the wind in miami, the windchills are in the 20s there. you can see th
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Jan 29, 2010 9:00am EST
with us throughout the morning. we're going to go outside and say hi to them, but natalie decided -- >> hey! >> she wanted to stay inside where it's warm and cozy. >> no, no, no, no. other way around, you two. >> on this friday morning. we spent a lot of time out there. >> have you ever wondered with the ice skating rink? >> how does jeremy abbott skate in just the shirt? >> it's nasty out there. really is, geez. >> i'm matt lauer with al roker and natalie, you're talking about questions about dining. >> a lot of people throw up the red flag because they're not sure what works anymore. we'll answers your questions with our "diet s.o.d.," from carb to low-carb diets to when is the best time to eat to whether you really need to drink all that water. we'll help you get on track. >>> and the housing industry is still unsteady these days. if you want to know what you should be getting for your money, real estate expert barbara corcoran has deals homes across the country from $200,000 to $500,000. >>> plus, teaching a new generation old classics. in our "book club for kids," can you bel
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Jan 22, 2010 7:00am EST
former mistress's daughter, could john edwards now be indicted over money used to keep that woman quiet? >>> and say what? a woman records her husband saying the strangest things in his sleep. >> i don't have them, but now they're a huge hit on the internet. so, what does he have to say last night? we're going to find out when they join us for a live interview today, friday, january 22nd, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. matt, i want you to take a look at this. this is snow in flagstaff, arizona. not rare, but what is unusual is the amount that has fallen, up to 23 inches since just wednesday. >> that's right, and the snow has led to hundreds of flight cancellations and delays and prompted arizona's governor to declare a statewide emergency, and it's expected to continue for the next day or two. that's not what the people out there want to hear. we're going to have more on that and the ongoing trail of damage caused by a week of rain in southern california, just a
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Jan 9, 2010 7:00am EST
be back for a local update. join us at 9:00 for the latest his fiuáu appearance and we will find out what happened inside and out the courtroom. what he has been telng investigator investigators. >> after worry and long lines for the vaccine, what happened to the swine flu? a lot to tell you about the way the disease progressed and what has been recommended now on getting that vaccine or not. >> did you get yours? >> i got the seasonal flu vaccine because it was right here on the show. >> i paid $18 and got the swine flu because they had it. >> i got it for my kids, but i'm unprotected. >> we will talk about the economy and pting people back to work. we want to start off with the latest from savannah guthrie. >> reporter: the shipping giant u.p.s. slashed 1800 management and administrative jobs, underscoring the bad employment and the labor department. they faced budget at 10% and 85,000 jobs walked. the rate of underemployed, people working part-time that can't get full time jobs is up to 17.3%. at an event to announce tax credits for green jobs, the president acknowledged the s
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Jan 25, 2010 7:00am EST
the union address. chuck todd is with us at the white house. >> reporter: with the state of the union looming on wednesday, the president is trying to regain his political footing after a devastating week of setbacks, which began with the populace revolt in massachusetts and the republican victory there. in fact, washington so shaken up that ben bernanke's bid for second term as fed chair is now in jeopardy. after one of the toughest weeks of his presidency, president obama is still on political defense. his latest challenge? getting federal reserve chairman, ben bernanke, confirmed for a second term. >> president obama checked in with the leadership over the weekend and he heard from senator reid, that there's a lot of support for ben bernanke. we're confident that the chairman will be confirmed. >> reporter: but the senate democrats' top vote counter said it's not a done deal and the president will need a significant chunk of republican senators for the 60 votes needed to avoid a filibuster. >> i still have unanswered questions and many colleagues do. we will need republican support
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Jan 4, 2010 7:00am EST
tiger woods' defense being used by the lawyer for the mack accused of blackmailing david letterman. in court papers, joe halderman's attorney is using a aspect of the woods' sex scandal to get his client's charges dismissed. >>> we're going to begin with the deep freeze that's gripping much of the country. we'll get to al's forecast in just a moment. we'll start with nbc's jeff rossen, who is in new york's times square, freezing. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: a few blocks away, it feels like you sent me to siberia. in new york city, you saw it on the plaza, 20 degrees outside. with the wind chill, it feels about five or six degrees. i was going to complain about that. but then i looked up the temperature in des moines, eye. with the wind chill there, it feels like negative 25. a lot of cities this morning are dealing with the bitterly cold like we are. other cities are dealing with the heavy snow, many are dealing with both at once. as snow piles up in the northeast -- and temperatures dip well below zero in the midwest -- you have the winter weather-lovers -- >> it's like a winter
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Jan 6, 2010 9:00am EST
their addictions and dr. drew pinsky is helping us with "celebrity rehab," it is season three now. >> before that, ann is inside with a look at the headlines. >> thanks a lot, matt. >>> in the news this morning, everybody, good morning once again, the democrats' filibuster majority in the senate is a bit more fragile today with word that two democrats will not seek re-electi re-election, and one of them, chris dodd, is chairman of the senate banking committee. having served five terms as senator, and he's also played a prominent role in the health care reform debate. the other not seeking re-election is byron dorgan after serving three terms in the senate. >>> multiple missile strikes hit northwest pakistan today, a haven for militants who attack american troops in afghanistan. the missiles, believed to be from u.s. drones, killed at least 13 people. >>> president obama says he will not tolerate further security breakdowns. on tuesday he called the christmas day airliner attack "a screw-up that could have been disastrous." he said the government had enough information to stop the
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Jan 26, 2010 9:00am EST
on the use of handheld texting devices by drivers of interstate buses and large commercial trucks. violators will face fines of up to $2,750. >>> and there was some severe weather on monday from the midwest to the northeast. blinding snow brought near whiteout conditions in north and south dakota and heavy rain and high wind triggered flooding and knocked out power to thousands of homes in the northeast. those are some of the top stories. it is now four minutes past the hour. let's go back outside to matt and al. >> all right. we're saying hello to one of our fellow employees. >> dee dee thomas. >> mr. roker. >> hey, what's buildon? >> it's a community service organization that does community service locally. >> thank you for coming down. a nice group of kids and adults who brought buildon signs. thank you very much. let's check your weather and see what's happening. a big storm coming into southern california. two to three inches possible, maybe even some heavier snow in some of the sierra mountains. the good news is it's not a series of storms like we had last week. we're talkin
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Jan 16, 2010 8:14am EST
american express can be used for over a million things you want... and experiences you'll never forget. and because points don't expire you can keep them to use whenever you like. can your card say that? it's tough to reach that five servings a day if you don't always like the taste of vegetables. good thing v8 v-fusion juice gives you a serving of vegetables hidden by a serving of fruit. v8. what's your number? another take? revlon doubletwist mascara. a revolutionary 2-in-1 applicator that combines a thickening brush with separating combs for massive volume and remarkable definition. revlon doubletwist mascara. it's worth a double take. >> 20-year-old misty elliott arrived in haiti one day before the earthquake. it was part of a humanitarian project to help the people of haiti. she was trapped in the rubble beforing out. she is a long with her parents join us exclusively this morning. thank you for being here. what an ordeal. how are you doing? >> i'm doing okay. >> you have only been here for 24 hours or so back in the united states, but take us back. you had only been in the
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Jan 8, 2010 9:00am EST
head for shelter. they've been out with us all morning and we thank them. it's awfully nice of them. i'm matt lauer along with ann curry, filling in while meredith is taking a little time off, although meredith wouldn't be here at this time. and al roker and natalie's inside. we'll check with her in a second. >>> coming up this half hour, a tragic story in south florida. after partying out on the town on new year's -- or celebrating the new year -- 26-year-old paula sliduski was never seen again. her body actually found in a dumpster in north miami. we're going to hear from her sister and get the latest on the investigation in just a couple of minutes. >> very sad. >>> on another note, earlier this morning, we heard from richard heene, the father of the so-called balloon boy. he made some very strong statements and surprising statements in his remarks to you, matt. so, we're going to hear what he had to say before he begins his jail sentence. basically, he says that there are others who lied, that he -- >> the entire sheriff's department he says lied. he says the sheriff lied and ev
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Jan 17, 2010 8:00am EST
continue to shock and sadden so many of us. >> reporter: it's a story that continues to get dramatic by the hour, a lot to report overnight we got another pretty strong aftershock that jolted a lot of us awake. fortunately it was short in duration. there was also good news on the search and rescue front. a woman has pulled from the wreckage of that hotel in haitianville that collapsed during the earthquake. she was only dehydrated but alive. some people had been pulled alive from a supermarket. there's been a massive rescue operation there. we'll learn more about that coming up. >>> the u.n. meantime is calling this the worst disaster it has ever responded to. not only the scope of the disaster but the lack of local officials with which to coordinate the relief operation. secretary of state clinton was on the ground in port-au-prince yesterday to get a look at the devastation for herself and to help map out the u.s. continued relief response here. that's all coming up as we tell you some of what we saw in our tour around this area yesterday, jenna. >>> also ahead we'll have an exclusive int
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Jan 7, 2010 9:00am EST
! >> they're already taking stuff off of it. >> they are. >> but they're using the wood for the habitat for humanity home. so at least it's going to a good cause. >> that's good. in the past they've grind them up and used the wood chips for camps for underprivileged children and stuff like that. so, there's a social conscience out here on the plaza. >> not just a pretty tree. >> exactly right. out on the plaza, i'm matt lauer with natalie morales and al roker. >>> coming up, people say in the new year, i'm going to change my life, do things for the better. and the advice we're going to give you today is don't bite off more than you can chew. it's the small changes that you make over the next couple months and years that can really help you, and they won't set you up for failure the way the big things you attempt to do will. >> absolutely. >> so we'll talk about that in just a little while. >>> also, a lot of couples may be re-evaluating their relationship because of all these recent scandals, cheating scandals in the news these days, with the tiger woods drama. giving couples food for thoug
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Jan 31, 2010 8:00am EST
lewis, nbc news, los angeles. >> and joining us here now is jake fisher, senior engineer of the auto testing division of consumer reports. jake, good morning. good to have you on. what is your understanding of this fix and how they will roll it out? >> it's actually pretty complicated because there's many different fixes. some fixes they'll deal with at the plant. >> these are the cars that will go back on sale. >> they go back on sale but also cars at dealerships and they may or may not get the exact same fix. more importantly if you have a toyota right now, you may actually be later down the road in getting your fix and it may be a slightly different fix because there's millions of vehicles out there. it may take a while to actually get everyone back into the dealership for the fix. >> that's obviously not comforting news. there are people who are frightened. i'm not sure that's unreasonable to be frightened, the thought of approaching an intersection and your car speeds up. what do you do in the interim? >> you need to know, first of all, you have to be wary of -- if the throttle
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Jan 25, 2010 9:00am EST
more of "today," that was barry manilow finishing up another set for us. it's a blustery day, however, outside in the heart of midtown manhattan and we've got more than a few dedicated fans toughing it out in rockefeller plaza, we're happy to have them there, we're here, i'm ann curry along with natalie morales in studio 1a. coming up, a strange twist in the saga of college student, amanda knox. she's in jail and now the man who prosecuted her, could be as well. could this be a break for amanda, who says she is innocent? details are coming up. >>> and can you hear me now? you've heard that commercial many times, it used to be cell phones were a novelty. but now for more and more people they're a necessity. but with so many options from the touchscreens to keyboards, web browsing, text, data and yeah, phone calls. how do you choose the right one? we'll sort through them for you. >> sometimes they go with a specific carrier. you may have an opinion about which carrier you like. >> in fact, iphone may no longer have the deal with at&t. a lot of things are going to change around that. >>
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Jan 14, 2010 7:00am EST
. >> but first, let us get you caught up on the overnight developments. the death toll unclear this morning. haitian president rene preval has said the death toll could be around 50,000, but one haitian senator believes that it could soar to as high as 500,000, and there are unconfirmed reports of at least three american deaths. there are some 45,000 americans living and working in haiti. meanwhile, the first u.s. planes carrying food, water and other supplies have started to arrive. u.s. navy ships are headed to the region, one carrying 2,000 marines to assist with security there. we're going to talk to secretary of state hillary clinton about the u.s. response to the disaster in just a moment. >>> but we want to begin on this thursday morning with ann curry, who is in port-au-prince right now, and she has the latest on the disaster. ann, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. not since the tsunami has there been a humanitarian crisis that has needed the world's help than this one in haiti right now. it is a country in chaos. [ screaming ] while the widespread damage
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Jan 21, 2010 7:00am EST
into whether campaign money was used to try to cover up the affair. he has denied wrongdoing. tomorrow we'll take a look at that investigation, matt, and at the former aide who now claims to have been at the center of that cover-up. >> all right, nbc's lisa myers. lisa, an extraordinary story. thank you very much. >> reporter: thank you. >> it's now 7:08. here's meredith. >> matt, thank you. >>> after days of negotiation and weeks of speculation, it is now official, nbc is confirming this morning that the network and conan o'brien have reached a deal. nbc's lee cowan is in los angeles with the details. lee, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, meredith. yeah, it has been a long couple of weeks, but as you say, nbc is now ready to say that they do have a deal with conan o'brien that allows him to leave the network. in fact, his last "tonight show" will be tomorrow night. in terms of his exit deal, we're told, are worth roughly around $45 million. about a quarter of that is severance for his staff, but although conan is allowed to leave nbc, and even specific characters or
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Jan 27, 2010 7:00am EST
admission back in 2006. she chose to stand by him. she'll tell us why in a live interview later on in the show. >>> but we begin this wednesday morning with president obama's first state of the union address, a speechhat comes at a pivotal time in his presidency. david gregory is the moderator of "meet the press." david, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. well, high anxiety around the country means high stakes for the president tonight. the white house agenda and the fate of the president's party in this midterm election year are both riding on the new course the president sets in tonight's speech. >> the president of the united states. >> reporter: one overriding goal for mr. obama is to restore confidence in his leadership. >> i think it's a turning point for the president. he has to recapture the voice that he had during the campaign. >> reporter: while still personally popular, doubts are growing about his ability to solve problems. in a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, only 39% felt confident the president had the "right set of goals and policies to be
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Jan 21, 2010 9:00am EST
. nbc's senior investigative correspondent lisa myers has details for us this morning. hey, lisa, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, again, ann. senator edwards' statement has been months in the making and confirms, as you said, what many americans have already concluded, that at the same time he was running for president, john edwards fathered a child. today, he is publicly embracing that child for the first time. >> this way, senator. >> reporter: after two years of scandal, deception and betrayal -- >> the story's false. >> reporter: -- that destroyed his political career and wrecked his personal life, john edwards this morning is trying to right a wrong. are you speaking for the senator today? >> i am speaking for the senator to the extent that anyone can, yes. >> reporter: harrison hickman is edwards' longtime close friend and trusted political adviser, coming forward to help deliver a message about frances quinn hunter, the child born to rielle hunter, with whom edwards had an affair. >> the senator wants to say, first of all, that he is the father of quinn. secondly, he wa
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Jan 5, 2010 7:00am EST
used to major snow here in upstate new york near syracuse, but nothing quite like this. biggest storm here in three years. right now this is not a snow drift that i'm standing in. this is not a big pile of plowed snow. this is actually, matt, somebody's front lawn. somebody actually lives here. 52 inches of snow on the ground here right now. it's been snowing for nine days straight. not sure you can tell, but it's still coming down this morning. oh, and it's cold here, too, from the east to the midwest down to the south. i know it's winter, but even for january, this is cold. and snowy. keep trying. you can't escape it. >> when your eyelashes start to freeze, you know it's a bad sign. >> unless you're planning to move, you've got to deal with it as best you can. >> well, by the end of six days, i'll be glad for it to go. i'll be ready for some warm weather again. >> reporter: what's so striking is how widespread this is. today, more than half the country, 35 states, will see temperatures well below average. schools are closed across arkansas. ice jams are flooding neighborhoods near c
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Jan 7, 2010 7:00am EST
eye. nbc's norah o'donnell is in washington with more for us. norah, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, meredith. simply put, this is an embarrassment for one of the president's top advisers and a member of his cabinet. >> the package will be deficit-neutral. >> reporter: peter orszag is the white house budget director, focused on policy. >> the budget that we are releasing this morning -- >> reporter: but now the personal life of the president's youngest cabinet member is in the public eye. the story broke in the "new york post" wednesday online, that the 41-year-old orszag fathered a child out of we did lock with shipping heiress clair melonas. the news forced orszag and his former girlfriend to put out a joint statement, saying "we were in a committed relationship until the spring of 2009. in november, claire gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. although we are no longer together, we are both thrilled she is happy and healthy." this comes just one week after the announcement that orszag was getting engaged to abc's biana goladriga. she broke the news on national televi
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Jan 23, 2010 7:00am EST
west all week. we will begin with miguel almaguer who joins us from la canada flintridge, california. >> reporter: the big concern in this community was mud slides. it appears mother nature and sandbags seem to work together. now time for the cleanup. the damage was done in just five days. cleanup may take weeks. thinking mud, tangled debris littered the streets. in southern california, neighbors aren't just cleaning up. they are going home. the threat of mud slides forced thousands to evacuate is over. now they are given the all-clear to return back. as the storms move into arizona, it flooded parts of sedona. 100 miles away, this house left dangling as water rages below. >> we don't expect to drown. >> reporter: in scottsdale, arizona the storm also damaged antique cars when poles were tossed by strong winds. the eastern part of the state, whiteout conditions forced the closure of several interstates and roads. there's good news for parts of the west. all of the rain and snow put a dent in the drought and parched the region in recent years. >> we got a good soaking in t
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Jan 6, 2010 7:00am EST
other kbis. >> ias going to ask you, wha es it an forhe presidt, and you sweredt for us. anea mitell, tnk you so much for your perspecte. >> you be >>t is 7:04. here'smatt. >>> in tking about the presidt, there was blunt talk om psident obama o tuesday when it comes to t failed christmas day attack on a u.s. airliner. he called the entire performance of the intelligence community not acceptable. nbc'savannah guthrie's at the white house with more on that. savannah, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. aides inside the meeting say the president gave agency heads a stern rebuke, telling them point blank this is a screw-up that could have had tragic implications, but for now, the president is standing by his team. no heads rolling yet. the president emerged from the nearly two-hour meeting and put the blame squarely on the inlligence community. >> when a suspected trorist is able to board a plane with explosives on christmas day,he system has failed in a potentially disastrous way. >> rorter: the president said poinblank, the attempted atta wou have been avoided if intelligenc
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Jan 15, 2010 9:00am EST
back from haiti overnight. natalie morales joins us, as does jenna wolfe. ann is still in haiti. we're going to check in with her from the capital of port-au-prince in just a moment. >>> first, though, here is the very latest. the "uss s carl vinson" has now arrived off the haiti coast, carrying supplies and rescue teams from the u.s. are also on the ground. survivors have been pulled from the rubble of collapsed buildings overnight, but time is of the essence. according to the state department, a shipment of food is expected tomorrow, this as looting and security are becoming major concerns for the military. >> but we want to check back in with ann for more of what's happening now down in haiti. hey, ann, good morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, natalie. in fact, what you and matt were just talking about is all part of the new u.s. military footprint here on the ground in haiti. though there have been c-130s that have been seeking out civilians and have been very effective overnight, the truth is, with the "carl vinson" offshore, and as you can see behind me, tho
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Jan 22, 2010 9:00am EST
nutrition editor, joy bauer, is back with us once again to field some of your concerns on weight loss and health. this morning, tackling that annoying point when you're chugging along on that diet, and then all of a sudden, the scale just stops moving? well, they call it a plateau, but it can feel like a brick wall for a lot of you going through it right now. we'll have more on getting through that and reaching your goals, coming up. >>> also, advice everyone who does this job needs, five easy tips for getting the best possible sleep of your life. we'll share those with you and we'll all be listening intently. first, let's go over to the news desk. ann's standing by with all the headlines. >> thanks. >> good morning. >> good morning, you guys. and in the news this morning, everybody -- good morning, once again. >>> it's the tenth day after that devastating earthquake in hawaii, and survivors are still struggling to get food, water and other critical supplies in haiti. a u.s. charity reports that on thursday, men armed with sticks stole about 50 tons of food in haiti, and the government te
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Jan 5, 2010 9:00am EST
some homeowners. jeff, how's it feel? >> reporter: manual labor, matt. usually, i'm used to just getting you coffee in the morning. this is the most manual labor i've done in a long time. >> well, you're doing very well. you really are. just remember, use your legs, okay? >> that's right. >> and you know, you might want to do the door for them. >> reporter: there you go. >> because they can't get out of the house until you get there. >> reporter: i know. have you seen that? look at this. >> we've seen jeff's report. he's done some shoveling before, so he's used to this. >> oh, man! >> that just means we love you, jeff. >> jeff, by the way, those people aren't home. anyway, we'll check with them a little later. >> they're on vacation, somewhere in tropical weather. >> exactly. out on the plaza in new york city, matt lauer along with natalie morales and al roker. >> so mean. >> and truth in advertising, our large crowd has dwindled to a hardy dozen or so. >> a real hardy dozen. good job, guys. >> this woman is here because she's stuck to the ground. that's how cold it is here. >>>
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Jan 14, 2010 9:00am EST
, jackson. i'm from holy cross. there's a bunch of us. they brought in ten total doctors, nurses, surgeons, kind of assess, triage, treat -- >> was it hard to raise the funds to make this possible? >> no, no, people want to sgiv. >> outpouring. what is your mission? what are you doing? >> right now, we're here for 20 hours. we've come, we're not going to spend the night. we're here to assess, triage. we've brought supplies. holy cross donated supplies at a moment's notice and we're here to do whatever we can. >> we don't want to hold you -- >> we'll be sending daily flights down, so -- >> terrific. thank you so much. >> appreciate it, guys. thank you. >> that's really the story from here. there are just tons of people coming in and people like anna morrison who are heading into the job of trying to help the people who could not -- they need more than can possibly could arrive. >> all right, ann and al, thanks very much. we're going to check back in with you in a couple of minutes, but first, let's get a check of the rest of the morning's top stories. natalie has the headlines. >> that's ri
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Jan 1, 2010 9:00am EST
put extra pressure to go for gold? >> it does because obviously there's only one step to go for us. at the same time we feel like our experience will help us through really well. we're excited to have one olympics under our belt already. >> after the olympics you'll do stars on ice. how soon does that start? >> it starts in april. so we'll have some time to get ready and prepare with the cast. we're very excited and tickets are already on sale. so go for it. >> so it's a very big year for both of you. good luck then. and while you go and get in position now let me simply mention that you're going to be dancing to the song "falling slowly." ready, set. take it away. ♪ i don't know you and i want you ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ falling slowly, eyes that know me ♪ ♪ and i can't go back ♪ ♪ take this sinking boat and point it home ♪ ♪ we've still got time ♪ raise your hopeful voice, you have a choice ♪ ♪ you've made it now ♪ >> tan ith belbin and ben agosto. good luck to you. >>> the secret to making new year's resolutions stick this year. >>> later, is real estate ready to m
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Jan 11, 2010 7:00am EST
she feels about hitting the big 5-0. we'll talk to her. that's old business for us. >>> but let's begin with a check of the morning's top stories. an curry over at the news desk, good morning to you, an. >>> good morning, everybody, we begin with the record-breaking cold sweeping across the nation, during the night, falling temperatures broke records in no fewer than eight cities in florida. heightening concerns about crops and about food prices. we've got nbc's ron mott in atlanta this morning with details. hey ron, good morning. >> reporter: in a city nicknamed hot atlantaa scenes like this one don't do much for that reputation. it's been frigid here for the better part of a week, the longest cold snap since 1982. and this big chill is getting costly. in florida this weekend, farmers like carl grooms had a lot of frozen fruit on their hands. and a disturbing crunch under their feet. as temperatures continued to plummet overnight. threatening to wipe out crops and the profits that come with them. >> if you're a farmer, you need to deal with the elements. and this is one of them.
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Jan 18, 2010 7:00am EST
cameron and "avatar," he and his cast will join us coming up. >>> and we'll check in with al and natalie, who were in los angeles following a sleepless night of following the glitz and glamour. >> and congratulations on their big win, that's nice. >> thank you. >> i'd like to thank all the little people. >>> we want to start this morning on a serious note. we're talking about the relief efforts and increasing tension in haiti. lester holt joins us this morning, from port-au-prince. lester, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, for a sixth straight night, people slept on the streets in port-au-prince, in case of aftershocks. people are weary, tired, they're hungry, they're thirsty and they want help. help, food and water is arriving in this country. it is getting to some people. but the demand is simply overwhelming. from the air, a landscape of flattened and gutted buildings. and on the ground, the challenge of caring for those who lived is testing the skills of relief workers and survivors. on sunday, tempers flared at one food and water distribution site when supplies ran out
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